On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2023, members of the Battery Point community came together to judge the second annual Battery Point Photographic Competition.
115 photographs were on display at the Community Hall, in response to the topic What I did on my Holidays. Many styles and subjects were represented, and it was clear that photographers had been to many fascinating places in Australia and around the world.
During the weekend, there was a constant stream of viewers at the exhibition enjoying the diverse display. The winners, chosen by people’s choice, were presented with prizes by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Anna Reynolds, at an awards ceremony on Sunday evening. It was noteworthy that voters preferred the local and national photos over the exotic and remote entries.
A huge vote of thanks goes to organisers Len Spaans, Gay Duffield and Pam Powell. They devoted many hours of their time managing all aspects of the event to ensure that the competition ran smoothly.
David Rowe was awarded first place with a charming photograph of his guide dog Chester in Adelaide.
Charles Morgan took second place with his arresting image of a stream on the isthmus track in Freycinet National Park.
Third place went to Paul Hazel with his exquisite photograph of a night sky.
The community also awarded commendations to Hank Iken for a lovely image of Manarola in Italy, to Rachael & Hugo Lane for the action photo of their son Hugo leaping down a sand dune, and to Zelah Dutta-Neilsen for capturing the startling image of pigs swimming in the Bahamas.
You are invited to explore the entries below.
If you were an entrant and we have used a scanned version of your photograph, we would very much like to replace it with its digital original. Please contact us so we can use the best possible representation of your work. Also, some photographs were collected by their owners before they could be scanned. If your photograph is missing from this record, we would appreciate you contacting us so we can add your marvellous contribution to the story.
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Hank Iken, Rachel & Hugo Lane, Zelah Dutta-Nielsen